Home Care Ontario | Jun 27, 2016
Home Care Ontario and the Ontario Physiotherapy Association have released a joint paper to support the successful implementation of the physiotherapist assistant (PTA) role in home care. The resource, Physiotherapist Assistants in Home Care, is intended to help providers to better navigate the professional accountabilities and expectations for the appropriate integration of PTAs in the delivery of home care physiotherapy services, and to help explain the relationship between PTAs and PTs to patients and system planners.
“This has been an important and effective collaboration between the Associations”, said Sue VanderBent, CEO of Home Care Ontario. “We were pleased to have engaged our Association’s Therapy and Rehabilitation Practice Council in order to draw on the current experience from across the province.”
“The Ontario Physiotherapy Association was pleased to work with Home Care Ontario in developing these important recommendations to promote best practices and full adherence to the professional standards in the integration of PTAs in this sector”, said Dorianne Sauvé, CEO Ontario Physiotherapy Association. “It was a pleasure to work closely with Home Care Ontario and we hope that this resource is useful as providers and planners seek to ensure quality care and best use of resources on behalf of all Ontarians.”
Home Care Ontario will continue to work closely with government and health care partners to provide the unique perspective of the day-to-day care provided in the home, at school and in some cases, at work. Together we will work to establish an effective home care system.